PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SEPTA officials confirm a fifth employee has died from coronavirus. Yolanda Woodberry, a bus operator in Frankford, died over the weekend.
She was a SEPTA employee for 17 years.READ MORE: Stella The Pit Bull, Gloucester County Animal Shelter's Longest Resident, Adopted
SEPTA staff was notified of Woodberry’s death by an internal notice.READ MORE: 'This Is Do Or Die': Congressman Dwight Evans' Urgent Message For President Biden, Philadelphia Mayor Kenney On Gun Violence
Woodberry’s death comes less than a week after Transport Workers Union Local 234 threatened to take “job action,” saying SEPTA was not doing enough to protect workers during the coronavirus pandemic.MORE NEWS: Candidate For Pennsylvania Governor Says He Did Not Cause Fatal Accident
Ultimately, the union agreed not to call for a work stoppage after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney intervened.